To prevent the invasion of the state by commercial motorcyclists restricted from operating in Lagos State, the Osun State government has announced the suspension of registration of new commercial motorcyclists in the state.

A statement by Special Adviser to Osun Governor on Works and Transport, Toke Olaniyan, said the state would soon commence a revalidation exercise, which will involve registration of motorcycle owners and riders.

The government further allayed the fear of residents against invasion of the state by motorcyclists from Lagos State, who were stopped from operating in 15 local government areas and local council development areas, LCDAs.

Olaniyan said, “We are in constant touch with ACOMORAN and other associations concerned with intracity transportation in the state. In order to ensure proper screening and scrutiny of all operators, we are going to embark on a revalidation exercise, which will involve registration of owners and riders.

“At this moment, we have issued a statement to stop further registration for fresh Okada riders and operators.

“We are more concerned about the safety and security of our people, and as such we want all persons to be observant and vigilant. Any strange motorcycle operator should be reported immediately to security agencies.”

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